Pitfalls

1. Want what is good and avoid what is bad. But be careful not to believe that whatever you want is good and whatever you don’t want is bad.

2. Be firm and forceful whenever you are on the righteous path. But be careful not to believe that you are on the right path simply because you are being firm and forceful.

3. Be prepared to take on the world for the love of your life. But be careful not to believe that someone is the love of your life simply because you feel you are willing to take on the world for him or her.

4. Fight against evil till your last iota of energy. But be careful not to consider something evil because you feel like fighting against it till your last iota of energy.

5. Respond when you’ve been attacked. But be careful not to believe that you’ve been attacked just because you are reacting.

6. Compromise where no better solution is available. But be careful not to believe that there was no better solution available simply because you compromised.

7. Always take the noblest path. But be careful not to think that a path is noblest because you took it.

8. Admire and emulate heroes. But be careful not to consider someone a hero just because you admire and emulate him.

9. Criticize wrong acts. But be careful not to consider an act wrong just because you’re criticizing it.

10. Do not shun good advice and ignore bad advice. But be careful not to judge an advice to be good or bad based on whether you’re ignoring it or not.

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